Getting Pregnant After Depo Provera Shots

Updated on July 18, 2016
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The Depo Provera birth control injection is taken every three months, or twelve weeks, to prevent pregnancy.
The Depo Provera birth control injection is taken every three months, or twelve weeks, to prevent pregnancy. | Source

Depo Provera

Are you considering the Depo Provera injections as a form of birth control? Are you already on Depo Provera or have stopped it and wondering what it is doing to your body? Read on to find out more about this birth control and the long term effects it may have on your body.

What is the Depo Shot ?

If you were to conduct an online search on the birth control option Depo Provera, what would you find? People asking about side affects? How about the thousands of women searching for answers concerning pregnancy during or after getting the shot?

I am one of those women. I had only one Depo shot, and I was searching for answers I did not have after stopping the shot. Here I am going to share my research about the Depo shot and how it affects getting pregnant in the future.

Depo Provera, or DMPA, is a form of birth control given as an injection. It contains mexdroxyprogesterone acetate, a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. It prevents pregnancy for up to three months by stopping ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus, and changing the lining of the uterus so a pregnancy can't happen. The failure rate for this kind of birth control is around 0.3%, meaning that only three in one thousand women may get pregnant while using it.

A woman seeking to take this form of birth control should take the first shot within five days after the beginning of a normal menstrual cycle. For women getting the shot after giving birth, it is recommended that they wait a few weeks before getting the shot. Because a normal menstrual cycle may not occur for a while after giving birth, a health care provider might give a pregnancy test to ensure there is no pregnancy before administering the shot.

This form of birth control is for those who wish not to get pregnant at all or who wish not to get pregnant for a long while after giving birth. The recommended use for this shot is no more than two years, unless no other form of birth control works or is acceptable, due to the fact that it may cause bones to weaken from calcium loss.

What is Progesterone ?

Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that helps with ovulation and menstrual cycles. When a woman is about to ovulate, or release an egg from the ovaries, progesterone is secreted to help prepare the uterus to accept the egg if it is fertilized and pregnancy occurs. A pregnancy would help keep the progesterone levels in the body high to prevent further ovulation. If the egg is not fertilized, progesterone levels drop and a menstrual cycle begins.

The synthetic progesterone in Depo Provera works by keeping the progesterone levels in the body at a higher level, essentially making the body think it's pregnant and preventing further ovulation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Depo Shot

Advantages
Disadvantages
99% effective
not effective against STDs
protection lasts for three months
loss of bone minerals, causing osteoperosis
less expensive than other birth control
quarterly doctors visits
no need to remember it, other than dr. visits
weight gain
chance of not having periods while on shot
effects last for a while even after last shot
may prevent uterine fibroids
many unpleasant side effects
If you are considering Depo Provera as a form of birth control, be aware of the advantages and disadvantages!

What is Depo Provera?

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Side Effects of Depo Shot

Depo Provera has many unpleasant side effects, a few of which are also found in other forms of birth control:

  • irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, or no bleeding at all
  • weight gain
  • headaches
  • abdominal discomfort
  • hair growth or loss
  • nervousness
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • breast tenderness
  • acne
  • fluid retention or bloating

Weight gain is one of the side effects that bothers women the most. In fact, for every year a woman is on Depo Provera, she gains additional weight, nearly doubling the weight gain from the initial year.

A combination of some of these side effects--namely fatigue, lack of bleeding (amenorrhea), breast tenderness, and bloating--can make some women feel like they are pregnant. Many women search online, trying to see if others are experiencing the same thing, which many women are.

Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions (severe allergic reactions) and ectopic pregnancy.

Periods on the Depo Shot

After the first Depo shot, many women will experience irregular or unpredictable bleeding as the body gets used to the synthetic hormone. For many women on the Depo shot, periods will be light and often disappear after the first few months on the shot (that is called amenorrhea , or the absence of a period). Other women may experience heavy bleeding, which may last only for the length of a period or may last for weeks on end.

Can You Get Pregnant After Only One Depo Shot?

Yes, you can get pregnant after only one Depo shot. It's just a matter of when you might get pregnant.

Some women, if they miss their second Depo shot, can get pregnant right away. For others, it can take months to conceive. For me personally, it took 18 months after only one Depo shot to conceive.

Can You Get Pregnant on the Depo Shot?

Even though the Depo Provera shot is meant to prevent pregnancy, there still is a chance you could become pregnant while on the shot. Here are some possibilities of how the Depo shot may fail:

  • the first shot was not given within the first 5 days of a normal period and you have had intercourse before the shot (meaning you were already pregnant at the time the shot was administered)
  • you had unprotected intercourse within the first month of the shot, before it was absolutely effective in your body
  • you did not get the next shot within 12 weeks

For reasons unknown, a few women each year get pregnant while on the shot, even after being on the shot for longer than the first three months and getting it at the recommended times.

Just remember: the only 100% birth control method is no intercourse at all. All other forms are 99% or lower. If you want to prevent pregnancy while on the shot, use a backup method like a condom or spermicide.

If you do become pregnant on the shot, stop taking the shot immediately and contact your health care provider. There is little or no increased risk of birth defects, yet in some countries it is reported that babies conceived while their mothers were on the shot may have a lower birth rate.

Stopping the Depo Shot

After experiencing the side effects of Depo Provera or wanting to become pregnant, many women choose to stop getting the shots. To do so, contact your health care provider and ask to cancel your next shot. You may be asked if you would like to consider any other birth control or if you need any more information.

When you stop taking the shot, it may take several weeks to several months to have a regular period again. You may once again experience irregular bleeding and abnormal periods until the hormone is out of your system. Most women may not experience ovulation for approximately 6-9 months after stopping the shot, while others may get pregnant soon after stopping the shot. If you want to stop the shot yet still don't want to become pregnant, it's best to use some other form of birth control.

How Long After the Depo Shot Can You Get Pregnant?

As mentioned above, regular periods may not return for several weeks to several months. On average, most women will not ovulate for approximately 6-9 months, and some sources say that time frame may even be 6-18 months.

Two things may affect how long it takes for you to get pregnant after stopping the shot: how long you took the shots and how consistent you were with taking them. Few women can get pregnant immediately after taking the shot. For many others, pregnancy doesn't occur for months or even years after stopping the shot. In my personal experience, it is taking longer than a year to conceive, as I have seen in some sources to be true for some women.

How to Get Pregnant After Depo Shot

If you would like to get pregnant after taking the Depo shot, here are some things you should do:

  • track your periods and make note when they become regular
  • track your ovulation once your periods become regular or take an ovulation test
  • have intercourse every other day from the time you stop your period until your next period, especially around ovulation
  • take prenatal vitamins to give your body what it needs to support a pregnancy

Above all, be patient. It may take a while to become pregnant after stopping the shot.

Depo Detox Diet

Some women, after stopping the Depo shot, turn to a detox diet to help their bodies get rid of the synthetic progesterone lingering in their bodies. The detox diet helps to flush the synthetic progesterone from the liver and may help with becoming pregnant.

Note: If you are considering one of these detox diets, first consult your doctor. Some of the herbs may not be suitable for you or may be dangerous for an underlying condition you may have. You also should wait a few weeks to allow your body to rid itself of the hormone and to heal.

A detox diet may include the following:

  • a lot of water
  • fresh fruits, vegetables and their juices
  • herbal teas
  • dandelion root
  • milk thistle
  • tumeric

Again, be sure to consult your doctor before going on any kind of detox diet.


Depo Provera Shots

As you can see, the Depo Provera shots are a long term birth control option that may not be for everyone. Make sure to make an informed decision if you are choosing this shot as your birth control.

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      Marissa 12 hours ago from United States

      Dina, I have heard that sometimes doctors put patients on birth control to try to regulate their cycles. I suggest speaking with your doctor to see what your options are.

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      Dina 43 hours ago

      I had the depot for 2 years.I stop it since June 2016. I am trying to have a second child but still nothing happening.I still don't have my periods and my doctor did a test I am not ovulating. I don't know what else to do.help please

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      Marissa 3 days ago from United States

      Sierra, it's different for every person.

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      Sierra locklear 5 days ago

      Hey Makin sure hi how long can I get pregnant? I had a 2 kids so I shot on may but didn't take shot on Aug 8, 2017 but try get pregnant soon. My fiance and I try get one but how long ?

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      Marissa 8 days ago from United States

      Taisha, unfortunately, there is no way for me to know. If it happened right away for you last time, it could happen that way again or it could not.

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      Marissa 8 days ago from United States

      Elizabeth, it does take some women longer to become pregnant after using the shot. If you are concerned about future fertility, you might want to speak to your doctor about a different birth control method.

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      taisha reyess 10 days ago

      I been on this shot for almost 3months. my next shot is due by the end of the month and I'm not going to take it any more because I want to get pregnant. how long will it take for me to get pregnant if I only have so little time on it. even though the last time I got of it I got pregnant right away. could it happen again?

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      elizabeth 2 weeks ago

      can the Depo Vera shot cause infertility. the depovera is said to not be connected to any permanent infertility, but I have come across so many reviews off women not being able to get pregnant or carry baby to term due date even years after being off last shot, I am 16 years old currently taking depo Vera for a year and 5 months and really scared that I won’t be able to get pregnant anymore when I get older

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

      Melissa, every woman is different. There's no way to know how long it might take.

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      MELISSA 2 weeks ago

      I WAS ON IT FOR 6 YEARS AND JUST GOT OFF WHAT HAPPENS NOW HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GO BACK TO NORMAL?

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      Marissa 5 weeks ago from United States

      Macey, I suggest speaking with your doctor about how you feel. If your doctor doesn't seem to listen, maybe it is time to find a new doctor.

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      abell 6 weeks ago

      i was on it 9 years and got off it last month. how can i speed up the process of getting p?regnant

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      Macey 6 weeks ago

      My last shot was in June 2016 and I am still experiencing issues after coming off the Depo. I have been to numerous doctors and most don't think it's the shot. The last doctor said to just wait it out since it's been so long. I have had pregnancy symptoms but am not pregnant. I also have had anxiety issues, with the worst being depersonalization and derealization. Have you heard of anxiety, depersonalization, and derealization issues from others coming off the shot? Do you have any other recommendations of what to do? I am going to try drinking more lemon water and exercising, as well as more fruits and vegetables. I am just worried if I go more than 18 months and still have these issues.

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      tracey mephis 6 weeks ago

      thanks for letting me share my thought marissa

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      tracey mephis 6 weeks ago

      there is always a way to get pregnant

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Jayla, unfortunately, there's no way to know. You can certainly try to become pregnant.

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      Jayla 7 weeks ago

      I have been on depo for about 2 years i got off the end of September....and i just got my period back, a regular 5 day period...can i get pregnant now ? Or is the depo still in my body ?

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Bina, yes, it is still possible for you to get pregnant. It is also possible that you are experiencing the effects of the shot still.

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Kayla, I personally did not, but there are some who did.

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      bina 7 weeks ago

      I had depo shot on june5 and it expired october 11. I Had period on october 1st for 9 days since then i have not had period its november 26th, 2017. I Had intercourse on october 7,11,15,29,30,31 and november 3,4,7,18,21,26. i was on depo shot 3 times and it expired october 11 since then i have not taken no birth control can i still get pregnant????

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      Kayla 7 weeks ago

      Have you guys got pregnant on the Depo-shot?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Ney, I'm not sure. Speak with your doctor.

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      Ney 2 months ago

      Hi there i only took the depo shot once.

      Im clean for almost 3 months i already had my period after that for 3 weeks.

      And i get a white gel everyday from then what is it?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Deja, anytime you have sex you can become pregnant. When you get the Depo shot, you are supposed to use backup measures to prevent pregnancy for the first few weeks.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Seleste, if you haven't had a period since June, you really need to speak with your doctor. Something else could be going on.

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      Deja 2 months ago

      Hello so I had unprotected sex 3 days before my very first depo shot and that day I got it and everyday since I got it (last week Nov,7th).. Do you think I will be pregnant?

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      Seleste 2 months ago

      I only got three shots total. Last shot was due Dec. 2015 but I never went, my period is irregular (at one point I was spotting for two weeks & another just for four days) this year (2017) on June 16th-20th I had my period it was really heavy and the cramps were intense. I went to the ER basically got pills to help with cramping & got blood work done everything came back good. So fast forward to today November 12th 2017, I haven't had my period since June :/ I'm kind of worried because it's been 5 months since my last period, I took a pregnancy test two months ago & it came back negative. I feel horrible knowing I only got three shots total and that's it's going on two years next month that I've been off the depo.. I understand everyone is different it's just hard sometimes.. me and my boyfriend have been together 4 years in the beginning that's why I got on birth control because I was still in school but now that he's 23 and I'm 20 it's just harder on use especially me.. I should've just waited.. I really didn't think the depo would mess up my cycle this bad.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Shaye, I counted from the date of the last shot.

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      Shaye 2 months ago

      I need to know when counting 18 months does it me the last shot I got or expired date of shot

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Veronicz, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Sam, any time you have sex, there's a possibility of pregnancy. Even without a proper cycle you may still ovulate. Wait two weeks and then take a test. Until then, use another form of protection.

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      veronicz 2 months ago

      Hi am trying to conceive after depo injection I stopped using it 5,months ago bt am not ovulating.. Please help I want a baby

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      Sam 2 months ago

      Hi I had my son 20/07/17 and had depo injection 21/7/17 and was suppose to get another one 21/10/17 but never did as I bled the whole time it would sometimes go light but I was always bleeding. And I still am now but 2 days ago I had sex and the condom broke is it possible I could fal pregnant even though I have been bleeding ? I don’t think I’ve had a proper period yet but I’m still unsure as my bleeding goes from light to heavy. And I’m not ready for another baby ! What do I do ?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Brittany, only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant or not. You could either be pregnant or experiencing the effects of the shot still.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Chely, I'm not sure.

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      Brittany 2 months ago

      I didn't get ny last depo shot on October 12th and it was to be my third one. For the last week in a half or so I have been having many symptoms of pregnancy. I have taken tests that come back negative yet the symptoms keep getting worse as time goes on and I still haven't gotten my period. At this point I'm starting to feel like I'm crazy and I'm unsure of what to do as it is getting worse and more symptoms keep coming as if I were pregnant. Thank you for any advice!

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      Chely 2 months ago

      Can depo shot cause a miscarriage ?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Vanny, it could be either. You can take a pregnancy test to find out.

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      Vanny 2 months ago

      Hello,

      I only took depo once in May and period returned mid September. As of now I have no period this month of October. I have lots of cramping but no period. Could I be pregnant or is it the depo ?

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Jenna, it might take a while before your cycles are back to normal.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Kaitlyn, I suggest seeing your doctor.

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      Jenna soria 2 months ago

      I've only had one shot I haven't taken it in 3 months still no period or pregnancy I'm so frustrated

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Jean, everyone reacts differently to the shot, so there's no way to say.

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      Jean 2 months ago

      Hi i have a question if i start this depo shot will it affect my future of getting preggo?

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      Kaitlyn 2 months ago

      I had one depo shot before my last one which I got 2 weeks late. In between those two weeks I had unprotected sex and have been having all pregnancy symptoms and also had one pregnancy test come back positive. What should I do?

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      Kaitlyn 2 months ago

      I have had one depo shot before this last one but I was two weeks late getting my last shot and had unprotected sex during those two weeks. I have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms and have had one pregnancy test come back with a faint positive line

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Karen, you can skip your next shot. Speak with your doctor first, of course, and consider another form of birth control.

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      Marissa 2 months ago from United States

      Carmila, it could be from the shot. If you're experiencing side effects, please speak with your doctor.

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      KarenServiento 2 months ago

      I had my 1st Depo shot last friday ( October 20,2017) And I want to stop it NOW after I read all the side effects. Is there any way I can to stop it immediately? :(

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      Carmila 2 months ago

      I've had a 3 moths injection twice which makes it 6 months. And on the 7th month i skipped my periods. On the 8th month I went back to normal. I suspected I've been ovulation month end of the 8th month and had unprotected sex the following day. On the 9th month the time I was supposed to be on my periods, I've had an on and off light bleeding accompanied with cramp. I tested negative. What could be happening? Did I test too early or?

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Britney, are you on the shot? It could be the hormones messing with your system. Please speak with a doctor about your symptoms.

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      Britney martin 3 months ago

      I haven't had my period for 2 months and I've been peeing more than normal and most of the mornings I get sick and its hard for me to sleep on my sides

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Sita, it is possible to ovulate before your periods officially begin again, so yes, pregnancy can occur. There shouldn't be any difficulties for the baby, but you may want to speak to your doctor as I am not a medical professional.

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Cheyenne, unfortunately, there's no way to know what is going to happen for you this time. It can vary.

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      Sita Bidari 3 months ago

      Hi , I am 27 years now. I have taken

      Only one depo provera before 3 months. Now I wanna stop to take depo and wanna be pregnant. After taking depo I have not experienced periods, I wanna know that, is there any chance to be pregnant before period or regular period? If I became pregnent before period, is there any difficulties for a baby? I mean can its hormone harm baby or not?

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      cheyenne galvin 3 months ago

      hi I've been on the depo shot since December 19th, 2016. I've been on the depo for 6 months and i'm due for my next shot November 25th of this year. my husband and I have recently decided that we would like to try for another baby after I get off it. I'm not going in to get my next shot. I got pregnant with my son in 2015 after being on it for almost 2 years. I've only been on this shot for 6 months now. my son will b two this November 11th. my question is how long after being on it for 6 months, will I get pregnant again?? I got my cycle back right away after stopping it after we decided we wanted to try for our son. I'm just curious as to how long u think it'll take this time??? thank you.

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Nancy, congratulations! And you are right; everyone is different.

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      Marissa 3 months ago from United States

      Dephney, most likely what you experience is your body trying to regulate after being on the shots. Bleeding for 10 days usually does not indicate pregnancy. If you feel like there is a chance, you can always take a test to find out.

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      Nancy summer 3 months ago

      Hi ladies, I just want to set some minds to rest, I spent hours on hours looking through forums trying to see how long it would be before I could conceive after the depo. All sites made me think it would be a minimum of a year etc, so my last shot ran out on the 15th June 2017, I didn't have AF july then in august I got AF, 26th of the month as I would have before the depo. It's now the 26th of September and I've had 4 positive first response tests. Don't be fooled by overall statistics. Everybody is different!

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      Dephney 4 months ago

      Hello. I started using Depo lasy year after i took out the Inplant. I took 4shots and the last one was in dec. Was suppose to go back in march and i didnt. I saw my periods in August for 10days. Is it possible that i could be pregnant?

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      Tori 4 months ago

      I've been on Depo for 2 years and I got off Depo last year in December and I was wondering can I get pregnant after 9months being off Depo? My boyfriend and I are trying to have our own little family

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      Zulyema 4 months ago

      I had a baby on December 6 of 2016 I went on the depo shot and took it 2 times only my last shot was may 10 I was suppose to get another one on august 10 but I didn't get it and I been having unprotected sex since then is it possible to get pregnant right away ?

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      Hildah 4 months ago

      Hi i only had one shot of depo after miscarriage,now i want to try again what are my chances of getting pregnant again.

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      HopeNoRain 4 months ago

      Make Sure Your Period Is Regular &

      Track Ovulation It's That Simple

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      Kadian 4 months ago

      I've been on the shot from last year after having my first child I took my last shot in March and I've been having unprotected sex with my partner my period was normal after I took stop taking the shot I missed my period for a month now I did do an pregnancy test earlier in the month abt a day after the date of my last period any advice on what I should do?

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      anonymous 4 months ago

      hi i'm using injectables for 9 mos. i decided to stop using it for this mos, my shot should be given at 3rd of aug. but i refused to take a shot, but for 9 mos of under of injectables i have no menstration since my first shot, is it okay? it has a chance to get pregnant? reply asap thanks

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      Tatianna Roark 4 months ago

      Hello my name it tatianna I got on depo October 11, 2016 and i bleed for 3 months straight then it stopped on 3/24/16 then got my first real period on 04/08/16 and since then I've had regular periods im healthy I've only had two partners and I still can not seem to get pregnant I'm 19 and having a baby is really hard . Any tips ? I really need help seeing all these pregnant people makes me so sad .

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      Cristy 4 months ago

      Hi Marissa I have already my 4 shots of depo. My First Shot was September 14, 2016 and my 5th shot was on August 15, 2017 I miss the 5th shot then between August 15 to August 23 my husband and I have unprotected sex.Is there a tendency I get pregnant 8 days after the date my shot ?

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      crystal 4 months ago

      hi my name is crystal ive had 5 shots on my depo injection every 3 months ive just had my 5th one last Friday but me and my boyfriend have been talking and I want to get of my depo injection in November as that is my next one but me and my boyfriend want to start trying for our own little family and I really need advise and help on this please

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Hi Bird Porter, it could take a few months for the effects of the shot to wear off.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Nalini, it could take a while for the effects of the shot to wear off. I suggest speaking with your doctor about tips for conceiving.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Hi Brenda, it could take a few months or even longer to conceive after being on the shot.

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      Nalini 5 months ago

      I have taken the shots almost 7 years now I took it once and I have been trying to conceive but never got true what more can I do please help!!!!

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      Brenda 5 months ago

      Hello my is Brenda I been on the depo shot for 3 years and my last shot was feb 2017...I still haven't had a period yet..how long would it take to have a baby?

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Cris, yes, it's possible. It just might not happen as quickly.

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      Marissa 5 months ago from United States

      Ayanna, any time you have sex, you can get pregnant. It does usually take a while for Depo to leave your system, but pregnancy can happen at any time.

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      Ayanna 5 months ago

      Ive been off of the depo shot for 27 days and i had a regular 7 day period. The day after my period was done i had unprotected sex. Could i possiblly get pregnant

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      Marissa 6 months ago from United States

      Nokwazi, the symptoms you are experiencing could either be from the shot or from pregnancy. A pregnancy test could help give you the answer.

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      Nokwazi 6 months ago

      Hai,I started to use depo after my socond born in 2010,and I stop it in 2012 my period was okey from the i was having unprotected sex and I started to use it again on the 7 march 2017 and I didn't go back for the second time and I was still doing unprotected sex even now on June I haven't seen my periods and am still waiting to see if I will have my periods.But I have symptoms of pregnancy so please can you help me with this because am started to think that am pregnant even my man think so too and he's so happy about this but am scared what if am not pregnant?plz help me.

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      Marissa 7 months ago from United States

      Steph, I think it's time to get a second opinion. The least they could do is give an ultrasound to see why you are having pain on the left side.

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      Steph 7 months ago

      I started deapo when I was 13 cause of heavy period to the point of passing out. I stopped when I was 25 and went to the pill till i was 29 . No period on deapo when I went to pill they came back . I stopped everything at 29 and I'm wanting to have a baby but so far no luck. I didn't have a period for 5months after stopping . For the last five years I have had bad pain on my left lower side come and go . My period is back but it is sometimes late and now I'm almost a month late . I don't think being on depo for 12 years straight with no period was good. At five years on depo I asked if it was ok to be on it that long the doctor told me I was fine . Somehow now I'm not sure I'll even be able to get pregnant or even live a full life cause of all the law suit against it. I talk to Doctors about it but I feel like I'm get a run around left side pain and depo and no period and no way to have a baby????? I'm tried and stressed and have no clue why they can't be straightforward about what I feel is going on

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      Marissa 7 months ago from United States

      Ty, there's no way to tell. It varies.

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      Ty 7 months ago

      So how long do you think it will take

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      Marissa 7 months ago from United States

      Ty, if you're trying to get pregnant, it's recommended by most doctors that you take a prenatal vitamin. It's always possible to get pregnant, it's just that after being on Depo it might take a while.

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      Ty 7 months ago

      Hi I've been on deposit for 8yrs and I finally got off of it. My last shot was Oct of 2016 and I finally seen my cycle June 8 2017 is it possible that I can get pregnant. And is it safe to take vitamin to get pregnant

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      Marissa 7 months ago from United States

      Francina, what you're feeling could be the result of the shot. It made me feel like I was pregnant, but I wasn't. You can take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

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      Marissa 7 months ago from United States

      Sondrette, I believe at this point, since it has been about 6 years since your last shot, that the Depo is certainly out of your body. PCOS can be the cause of your current infertility, but it's not impossible to get pregnant when you have PCOS. I recommend speaking with your doctor and researching about the condition.

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      Sondrette Bulungol 7 months ago

      Iam pleased with the information but for my case I have a 7 year old child...which I gave birth in 2010...and I took 3 shots of Depo (not on exact dates) in mid 2010 and 2011 and I saw I was putting on weight so I stopped.I have very irregular periods and TTC is hard and now Iam diagnose with PCOS...WHAT IS WRONG HERE... am 30 I need at least 2 or 3 more children.

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      Marissa 8 months ago from United States

      Mariah, it's too soon to tell if you're pregnant. The symptoms you're experiencing could be from the shot still. If you want to test any way, you should wait at least 3 weeks.

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      Mariah Brook 8 months ago

      Hi. I'm 20 And I been on the depo since a little after I had my daughter in July of 2015 on and off with no periods it stopped completely. Now April 26 of this year was my depo date to get it I cancelled my appointment . I had unprotected sex April 27th to May 12 I been getting symptoms but I'm very unsure if I'm pregnant or not I haven't took a pregnancy test yet . Could I be pregnant or is it to early to detect it . Help Me Out Here

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      Debra 8 months ago

      I only had my Depo shot after giving birth and missed my next Depo shot about 14 days. so I had my second Depo shot on 10th of April.I had unprotected inter course the next day. my question is I can be pregnant.

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      Marissa 11 months ago from United States

      Hi, unfortunately you might still be experiencing side effects of the shot. It takes a while before your hormones are back to normal. I would trust the words of your doctor.

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      Marissa 11 months ago from United States

      Hi, just be aware that it could take a while, even though you only had one shot. Best wishes!

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      Marissa 12 months ago from United States

      Do you mean 8th day of your cycle? I believe my doctor recommended protected sex the whole first month to be sure the shot has a chance to work.

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      Marissa 2 years ago from United States

      Sarah, it may be time to talk to a doctor. Have you been testing for ovulation with a kit? If not, try that first, and then speak with your doctor. Best wishes!

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      Sarah 2 years ago

      Hi can someone help me i was one the depo injection for no more then 6 months i came off dec 2o13 my peroids came back April 2014 there been back every month 28 29 days between them still not ovulation is this normal i really want a baby

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      Marissa 2 years ago from United States

      anna, unfortunately, it is. It takes quite a while for periods to return for some people. I suggest a visit to your doctor. Best wishes!

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      anna 2 years ago

      Hi im 34 I came off the depo 12 months ago but haven't had a period at all yet is this normal

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      Marissa 3 years ago from United States

      precious, if you get the shot again in October on schedule, then you should be protected from pregnancy. It is completely normal to still get your period while on the shot. They may become abnormal or stop completely, but that is because of the hormones. If you are trying to get pregnant, then you should not get the next shot and wait about three normal cycles before trying to conceive. Best wishes!